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MA International Political Economy


University of Sheffield Department of Politics

Full time & Part time September MA 1 year FT / 2 years PT

About the course

Explore the economy through a political lens and question the ideas and decisions that shape it. On our International Political Economy MA (formerly Global Political Economy) you'll take part in cutting-edge research on how to achieve more equal and sustainable societies.

Course description

The distribution of economic resources is often subject to many competing political pressures and the effects of these pressures differ throughout the world. On this course, you will engage with the most pressing problems in the global political economy and apply innovative ways of thinking to contemporary policy issues such as:

  • Sustainable capitalist development
  • Inequalities and poverty
  • Migration
  • Environmental degradation and climate breakdown
  • Rapid technologies breakdown
  • Emergent new powers.

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Entry Requirements

We’re looking for outstanding and enthusiastic students for our courses.

You can apply to us with a good degree (first-class or strong 2:1 honours degree) in a relevant social science, arts and humanities, or related subject.

English language requirements:
Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.


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Student Profile(s)

Christine Newberg

Why did you choose your particular course?
After my degrees in psychology and sociology, I realised it was time to narrow the focus and investigate current issues critical to the socio-political reality around me. I was looking forward to a challenging, eye-opening course that would allow me to learn about global economic and political issues while prompting us to ask much deeper, fundamental questions about the world we live in.

Why did you decide to study at the University of Sheffield?
Sheffield is a top-ranked university for quality of education, research, and student life. Having completed my undergraduate degree at Texas A&M University in the US, I chose Sheffield for its great reputation for diversity and education. I have been interested in continuing my education in the UK, and after extensive research I chose Sheffield for a couple of reasons. That Sheffield’s politics department is one of the best in the country is amazing enough, but the student life for internationals and the quality of research that goes on here really sold it to me.

How do you think the course will help you prepare for your chosen career?
The breadth and depth of learning that we engage in throughout our degree will definitely aid in providing a more global and analytical perspective on the political and economic questions of today.

What are you enjoying the most about studying in Sheffield?
We are a very diverse campus and it adds great strength to my lectures which I also appreciate. Whether we’re talking about classroom diversity or actual learning material, I have gained so much from my course mates and the breadth of perspectives.

Can you share your experiences of the support you have received so far either from academics within the department or within the University?
The amount of thought and effort that goes into preparing lecture material by our lecturers shows just how much everyone in the department cares. Whether it be questions about an assignment or any current events, my lecturers have been very understanding, patient and supportive. But most of all, they have been realistic with their expectations of us and the standards that have been set.



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